SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - All local teachers were honored Friday with a flag raising ceremony.
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System honored its teacher of the year at West Chatham Elementary. The award recipient, 5th-grade educator Amanda Hallman.
They raised the Flag of Learning and Liberty that symbolizes the importance of quality education.
"It shows that if you're your school's teacher of the year, you are what teachers should be. So you have enthusiasm. You work hard. You'll do anything for your students and I'm in good company. I have 53 or 54 other teachers from around the district who are those teachers of the year and who bring that to their classrooms every day," said Hallman.
Hallman has been teaching in the district for four years. She also mentors new and future teachers through THRIVE – a teacher induction program.